NAME: Stetson Bennett
HEIGHT: 5’11 3/8″
HOMETOWN: Blackshear, GA
HIGH SCHOOL: Pierce County
Originally went to Georgia, but after being buried in the depth chart he went the junior college route. He ended up at Jones College in Ellisville, Mississippi. Bennett led Jones College to a 10-2 record. He ended up winning the MACJC conference championship game. He then came back to Georgia, beat out 4-star Dwan Mathis, and took over the leading role. After a half-decent 2020, Bennett led Georgia to a loss in the SEC Championship but a win in the CFB National Championship. In 2022, he finished the year as a Heisman Trophy finalist and the winner of the 2022 Burlsworth Trophy.
- 2017: Redshirted.
- 2018 (12 games at Jones College): 145-259 (56..0%) for 1,840 yards, 16 TDs, and 14 INT; 69 carries for 148 yards (2.1 per carry) and 4 TDs.
- 2019 (4 games): 20-27 passing (74.1%) for 260 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 INT; 4 carries for 12 yards (3.0 per carry) and 1 TD.
- 2020 (8 games): 86-155 passing (55.5%) for 1,179 yards, 8 TDs, and 6 INT; 24 carries for 54 yards (2.3 per carry) and 2 TDs.
- 2021 (14 games): 185-287 passing (64.5%) for 2,862 yards, 29 TDs, and 7 INT; 56 carries for 259 yards (4.6 per carry) and 1 TD.
- 2022 (15 games): 310-455 passing (68.1%) for 4,128 yards, 27 TDs, and 7 INT; 57 carries for 205 yards (3.6 per carry) and 10 TDs.
- Arm Talent: 40 (Below Average)
- Accuracy: 40 (Below Average)
- Out of Structure: 40 (Below Average)
- Pocket Presence: 45 (Fringe Average)
- Decision Making: 40 (Below Average)
- Mechanics: 40 (Below Average)
- Touch/Placement: 45 (Fringe Average)
- Progressions: 45 (Fringe Average)
- Mobility: 40 (Below Average)
- Size/Frame: 50 (Average)
Stetson Bennett got put into the best situation of any QB in college football week in and week out for the past two years… and I still don’t know if he’s draftable. All I’m going to say is there are high school kids right now who are just as good as Stetson Bennett. His arm is sub-par, but it doesn’t hurt him much because all of his receivers are big wide-open targets. Almost every play ran is 1 to 2 reads and he almost always has his first read. The UGA offense doesn’t require him to work out of structure very much and when you force Bennett to do so he gives up on the play quickly. Bennett does run a fair bit when he has to, but it is normally within 5 yards of the goal line or to get a short first down. His throwing motion feels slow, and he takes a while to ramp up for a deep ball. His arm isn’t necessarily weak but he struggles to put zip on the ball and fit it into tight windows. When WRs aren’t open he often misses or his WRs have to make incredible plays to save him from mistakes.